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PUBLIC LAW 107-114-^AN. 8, 2002 115 STAT. 2101 (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 9.—Section 11- 906(b), District of Columbia Code, is amended by inserting "the Family Court and" before "the various divisions". (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 11. — (1) The heading for chapter 11 of title 11, District of Columbia, is amended by striking "FAMILY DIVISION" and inserting "FAMILY COURT". (2) The item relating to chapter 11 in the table of chapters for title 11, District of Columbia, is amended by striking "FAMILY DIVISION" and inserting "FAMILY COURT". (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 16.— (1) CALCULATION OF CHILD SUPPORT.—Section 16- 916.1(o)(6), District of Columbia Code, is amended by striking "Family Division" and inserting "Family Court of the Superior Court". (2) EXPEDITED JUDICIAL HEARING OF CASES BROUGHT BEFORE HEARING COMMISSIONERS.— Section 16-924, District of Columbia Code, is amended by striking "Family Division" each place it appears in subsections (a) and (f) and inserting "Family Court". (3) GENERAL REFERENCES TO PROCEEDINGS.— Chapter 23 of title 16, District of Columbia Code, is amended by inserting after section 16-2301 the following new section: "§ 16-2301.1. References deemed to refer to Family Court of the Superior Court "Any reference in this chapter or any other Federal or District of Columbia law. Executive order, rule, regulation, delegation of authority, or any document of or pertaining to the Family Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia shall be deemed to refer to the Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.". (4) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.— The table of sections for subchapter I of chapter 23 of title 16, District of Columbia, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 16- 2301 the following new item: "16-2301.1. References deemed to refer to Family Court of the Superior Covu-t.". SEC. 3. APPOINTMENT AND ASSIGNMENT OF JUDGES; NUMBER AND QUALIFICATIONS. (a) NUMBER OF JUDGES FOR FAMILY COURT; QUALIFICATIONS AND TERMS OF SERVICE.— Chapter 9 of title 11, District of Columbia Code, is amended by inserting after section 11-908 the following new section:

    • § 11-908A. Special rules regarding assignment and service

of judges of Family Court " (a) NUMBER OF JUDGES. — "(1) IN GENERAL. —The number of judges serving on the Family Court of the Superior Court shall be not more than 15. "(2) EMERGENCY REASSIGNMENT. — If the chief judge determines that, in order to carry out the intent and purposes of the District of Columbia Family Court Act of 2001, an emergency exists such that the number of judges needed on the Family Court of the Superior Court at any time is more than 15—